PPE Events Spring 2024

This semester, the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will organize the following events and activities.

PPE Game (Theory) Night. The PPE Game (Theory) Night will take place once per month during the semester. It invites students, faculty, and staff to explore optimal strategies through gameplay and thoughtful discussion. Participants will engage in the study and play of a popular board game or card game in a relaxed, hands-on environment guided by the Kellogg Center’s resident game theorist, and PPE Core Faculty member, Dan Gibbs. Here is more information about this event.

PPE Research Speaker SeriesThe Kellogg Center will host one PPE Research Speaker Series talk this semester. On February 21, 2024 (4-5:30pm), Emma Planinc (Notre Dame) will give a talk with the title “Regenerative Politics.” This talk is tailored to appeal to both faculty and students and provides time for discussion and interaction with the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by a public reception.

PPE Working Paper Series. The Kellogg Center will organize two PPE Working Paper Series talks this semester. On February 6, 2024 (12:00-1:15pm), Philip Yaure will give a talk with the title “Organized Sisters: Gender, Solidarity, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.” On March 13, 2024 (12:00-1:15pm), Lillian Frost will give a talk with the title “Citizenship Spectrums: Misalignments of Nationality, Passports, and Belonging in Jordan.” The PPE Working Paper Series offers a friendly and constructive environment for sharing and advancing preliminary research in PPE. Lunch will be provided.

PPE Distinguished Public Lecture. This year’s PPE Distinguished Public Lecture will be delivered by Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) a MacArthur Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2018, Professor Anderson was named a Progress Medal Laureate by the Society for Progress for her book Private Government. In 2020, she was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect Magazine. Professor Anderson designed and was the first Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Michigan. The lecture will take place on April 3, 2024, from 5-6:30pm (Moss Arts Center) and is followed by a public reception. Here is more information about the event.

PPE Research Fellow Panel. At this panel discussion, current PPE Research Fellows Nicholas Goedert, Lillian Frost, and Philip Yaure will discuss their work on redistricting, citizenship, and solidarity. The panel discussion will take place on April 17, 2024, from 4-5:30pm (Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room). The discussion will be followed by a public reception.

PPE Undergraduate Research Journal. The editorial board of The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Review (PPER) is pleased to announce that a new volume of the PPER will be published in the spring semester. The volume will include contributions from PPE students at Virginia Tech and around the world. Here is more information about the scope, submission guidelines, and review process of the journal.

To learn more about these and other upcoming events organized by the Kellogg Center, please visit the PPE Calendar. PPE events are open to the public and all faculty and students are cordially invited to attend.

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